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‘Shock’ as baby shower turns violent
Boston Herald ^ | 1/14/13 | Laurel Sweet

Posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:00 AM PST by raccoonradio

The guest of honor at a Stoughton baby shower that deteriorated into a bottle-bashing, chair-smashing brawl between as many as 200 people Saturday night tearfully told the Herald yesterday that gate-crashers and cops with stun guns ruined her special night and terrified the guests.

“My niece got shoved across the room. She’s only 2 months old. A kid got hit in the head with a table. I was very scared. It’s still a shock to me,” said Maria Depina, 22, of Brockton, who blamed the chaos at Club Luis De Camoes on party crashers “we didn’t even know” and overly aggressive cops.

“I didn’t even get to cut the cake,” lamented Depina, who is eight months pregnant with her first child, a daughter, and was celebrating with 180 guests, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a cash bar.

Depina’s older brother, Paulo Pires Depina, 24, was one of three Brockton men who’ll be arraigned today in Stoughton District Court on charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. A 14-year-old from Brockton was booked on similar charges.

Depina said her brother became angry and “flipped a table” after his 6-month-old also “got thrown across the room.”

“My brother got Tased right in front of me and a police officer pushed me on top of him,” she claimed. “(The police) could have done a better job.”

Stoughton police Executive Officer Robert Devine dismissed Depina’s finger-pointing as “nonsense, absolute nonsense. They started fighting with each other. That’s why we responded.”

Devine said the crowd was so out of control that Stoughton cops had to call for backup from the state police, Canton, Easton and Randolph police departments, as well as the Norfolk Sheriff’s Department.

“The behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There’s just no other way to put it,” Devine told the Herald. “The worst part was there was a lot of children. Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles.”

Devine said it all apparently started when one man was “sucker punched” so hard his head bled.

He said he had no report of Depina’s brother being zapped with a stun gun, but said police did shock another man they arrested, Patrick Cardoso Lopes, 24, of Brockton. Also arrested was Aderito Lopes Deandrade, 22, of Brockton.

Devine said in using stun guns, his officers “went with the less-lethal option. The officers exercised extreme restraint. It was a chaotic scene. It was probably one of the more 
dangerous ones they’ve been in.”


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KEYWORDS: babyshower; trash; violent
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Hey doesn't everyone hold a baby shower at night with a cash bar?

Saturday night's alright for fighting

1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Lots of children present too.
Howie Carr list ping

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK4yOA37Q7c


2 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:18 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Since when are baby showers held from 8pm to 1am with cash bars?


3 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:49 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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sounds like the makings of a new TV reality show


4 posted on 01/14/2013 8:46:25 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: raccoonradio

Two key words are repeated throughout the story.

“of Brockton”

All you need to know right there.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:06 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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Reader comments on BH site are priceless.

Someone asked, "Where the heck do they find people like this?"

The reply, "In Brockton, of course."

6 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:33 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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Cash bar? How tacky.

At least when my Italian relatives throw down at weddings, they wait til the cake is cut before fighting over the centerpieces....

We’re classy that way ;-)


7 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:33 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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Holding a baby shower at at Club Luis De Camoes is very shiek an the “in” thing to dontcha know!


8 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:08 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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“I didn’t even get to cut the cake,” lamented Depina.

LOL. Well, Maria, you know what they say -- you can't have your cake and smash it in your b__ch sister-in-law's face too.

9 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:10 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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“of Brockton”

Do tell ... what is this "Brockton" of which you speak?

10 posted on 01/14/2013 8:50:30 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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I was born in Brockton.

Got out when I was three days old.

11 posted on 01/14/2013 8:50:49 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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>>Since when are baby showers held from 8pm to 1am with cash bars?

Because....this is Massachusetts!

The spirit of Massachusetts is the spirit of America
The spirit of the red white and blue
The spirit of Massachusetts is the spirit of America
The spirit that we want to share with you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLzXFeSAWr4


12 posted on 01/14/2013 8:51:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Usted puede ser un cuello rojo si....
13 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:18 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Please don’t release a YT video of this!


14 posted on 01/14/2013 8:54:59 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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Did anybody shout “Make it rain” in there anywhere?


15 posted on 01/14/2013 8:55:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

LOL!


16 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:09 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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No surprise here. Many of our cities in these liberal paradises are now more like banana republic towns and cities.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:31 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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” you can’t have your cake and smash it in your b__ch sister-in-law’s face too.”

Post of the day.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:17 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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after his 6-month-old also “got thrown across the room.
This is what happens when you outlaw dwarf tossing at parties.
19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:50 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Just like any other city in Assachusetts, Brockton is a former manufacturing city that’s now declined. Full of immigrants on welfare and SSDI, high crime rate, few jobs to speak of. Just like Lowell, Lynn, Haverhill, Worcester (Worcester isn’t as bad), etc.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 9:01:05 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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